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Lincolnshire FA Benevolent Fund

Find out how you can submit a claim

The Lincolnshire FA Benevolent Fund helps players and match officials who have suffered a football-related injury, and as a result find themselves in financial hardship.

The Benevolent fund relies on donations from individuals, leagues, clubs, referee associations and our corporate partners. Without this valued support the Benevolent Fund would not exist and individuals in need would not be supported. 

Every application received is reviewed by the Benevolent Fund Secretary along with the Chairman of the Fund and is assessed depending on the claimant’s financial needs.  

In the 2019/20 season the Benevolent Fund received 20 applications which resulted in a total of £2,975 being distributed to individuals across the county.

How to Submit a Claim?

Step 1: Obtain a copy of the Benevolent Fund Form HERE 

Step 2: Complete page 2 of the form and return to the Stuart Houlton on 

Step 3: The form will then be passed to your local Lincolnshire FA Council area delegate to contact the injured participant either by phone or to arrange a visit to discuss the injury

Step 4: The Lincolnshire FA Council area delegate will submit a report to Lincolnshire FA regarding the injury and a recommended donation

Step 5: The secretary of the Benevolent Fund and Chairman of the Fund will meet to discuss the application and the recommended donation

Step 6: If the application is approved, the applicant will be contacted for their bank details, and a transfer of the payment will be made

If you would like to donate to the Benevolent Fund or require any further information, please contact Stuart Houlton ( / 01522 596580) for assistance.